Famous Southern NCAA Football Rivalries
It’s that time of year again! Students are back in school, and fall is in the air, which is synonymous with college football. College football fans are diehard rivals, and the 2023 NCAA football season is no exception. Learn more about some of the most famous southern NCAA football rivalries, as we guarantee you won’t want to miss a moment of this action-packed season!
1. NCAA Football Rivalries: Alabama vs. Auburn
The Alabama vs. Auburn rivalry has been one of the NCAA’s most heated rivalries in the country for decades. In the 1950s, both schools had two of the most elite teams in the country. Alabama has a staggering 28 SEC titles, and Auburn has won eight. You won’t want to miss the Iron Bowl on November 25, 2023, where the Alabama Crimson Tide and Auburn Tigers take each other on. University of Alabama 2023 schedule; Auburn University 2023 schedule
2. Oklahoma vs. Texas
Dating back more than 123 years, Texas and Oklahoma have squared off before Oklahoma became a state. This college matchup was originally called the Red River Shootout, but in 2005, it was changed to the Red River Rivalry. Don’t miss the Oklahoma vs. Texas game on October 7, 2023! University of Oklahoma 2023 schedule; University of Texas at Austin 2023 schedule
3. Georgia vs. Florida
The Georgia Bulldogs and Florida Gators have long had a heated, hate-filled rivalry. When the two teams meet at a neutral stadium, fans are split down the middle, with half Florida and half Georgia fans. The two teams hate each other so much they can’t even agree on how many games they have played against one another – with Georgia claiming 100 and Gator fans claiming 99. This year, Georgia and Florida will face off on October 28. University of Georgia 2023 schedule; University of Florida 2023 schedule
4. Miami vs. Florida State
The Miami vs. Florida State rivalry goes back to 1951. The rivalry draws so many fans, even nationally, that the two highest-rated ESPN college football games are between Miami and Florida State. Tune in on November 11, 2023, to catch this heated rivalry as the two teams square off. University of Miami 2023 schedule; Florida State University 2023 schedule
5. Clemson vs. South Carolina
Clemson and South Carolina is a heated match between South Carolina colleges only 132 miles apart. The Clemson University Tigers and the University of South Carolina Gamecocks are the two largest universities in the state. Don’t miss this year’s Palmetto Bowl on November 25, 2023, when the two teams meet. Clemson University 2023 schedule; University of South Carolina 2023 schedule
Other Famous Southern NCAA Football Rivalries
Other popular and intense NCAA football rivalries include:
- Florida vs. Florida State
- Texas vs. Texas A&M
- Alabama vs. Tennessee
- Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss
- Auburn vs. Georgia
- Georgia vs. Georgia Tech
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